Iron and Brass Bed - SOLD to Ottawa

  • Iron and Brass Bed - SOLD to OttawaIron and Brass Bed - SOLD to OttawaIron and Brass Bed - SOLD to OttawaIron and Brass Bed - SOLD to Ottawa
    Iron and Brass Bed - SOLD to OttawaIron and Brass Bed - SOLD to OttawaIron and Brass Bed - SOLD to OttawaIron and Brass Bed - SOLD to Ottawa
    Iron and Brass Bed - SOLD to Ottawa


    Graceful timeless style with extra sophistication.  This iron bed is beautiful with restrained graceful scrollwork showcasing wonderful floral castings along with complementary brass touches.  Antique cast iron and brass beds have a way of fitting in perfectly to whatever decorating style you use!  They work in farmhouses, contemporary homes, rustic settings, midcentury modern, minimalist, and the list goes on and on.

    It has been refinished by sandblasting off the old lead paint and then baking on a powder coat clear finish in a satin sheen. Because the castings take longer to cool after the baking process, they have a slightly different, warm tone to them.

    The castings are very crisp which indicates this was a fairly early run of these particular molds. Over time, the wood molds lose their sharpness as they come into contact with the sand casting into which the molten iron is poured. 

    Queen size beds did not come into mainstream use until the 1960s.  This handmade metal bed started out as a 3/4 size (48" wide) and has been stretched out to 60." The side rails have been lengthened to accommodate a modern day queen size mattress. Except for the long horizontal brass pieces, all the brass is antique.  

    A standard height box spring and mattress would work with this antique bed, however, you might find the mattress fairly high.  Some people love this look while others prefer a lower height.  We usually recommend using a 2" box spring called a 'posture board' (also known as a 'bunkie board.')  The posture board makes this iron and brass bed sit at about the same height as modern beds.  

    For perspective, in my pictures the top of the bedding sits at about 28" high or 14" above the side rail.  This would be roughly equivalent to using a 2" posture board and a 12" plush mattress. 

    This iron bed was handmade before the start of World War One.  When the war started in 1914, production of cast iron beds dropped significantly because iron was diverted for the war effort.  After the war, metal beds were mass produced in aluminum, a much easier and lighter metal to work with. 

    Side rails and cross supports are included.

    Bedding and accessories are not included.

    Headboard:  59.5";  Footboard:  35";  Width:  60";  Drop:  14"

    If you are interested in purchasing this antique iron bed or have any questions, please call or text David Lowry at 905-999-1195 or Helena Cronshaw at 905-806-7909. We would be happy to supply more pictures, answer your questions and provide information regarding shipping costs and taxes, if any.

    If you live in the vicinity of the Greater Toronto Area, we would love to have you visit our showroom which is only about an hour away.  We have 150+ antique cast iron beds of all sizes:  single or twin beds, ¾ size beds, full / double beds, queen size beds, king size beds, and headboards in all sizes.  You can set up a day and general time frame using the ‘Book Online’ feature at the bottom left of this page or text, call or email us.









    Please call or text or email us

    • With your questions
    • To order a bed
    • Inquire about our repair and restoration services
    • To arrange a visit to our showroom (located about one hour north east of Toronto.)

    David Lowry at 905-999-1195;

    Helena Cronshaw at 905-806-7909;

    General Information

    • We accept Visa or MasterCard and PayPal
    • All catalog prices are shown in Canadian dollars
    • Canadian orders are subject to either HST or GST as required
    • USA orders require customs clearance paperwork which conforms to Homeland Security regulations. Under current NAFTA rules, no duties or taxes are payable on antiques we ship to the States.
    • International orders may be subject to taxes and duties which are the responsibility of the buyer. In some international locations the buyer may need to pick up their shipping crate at a train, bus or plane terminal.
    • Shipping fees vary according to size, weight, transportation mode, special delivery requests and destination. All beds are crated in custom-made wooden containers to protect them on route.
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